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Covid-19: BAME NHS Staff - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:28 am on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Labour 11:28 am, 19th May 2020

I thank the Minister for that Answer. I have been asked by the Labour leader to conduct a review into the effects of Covid-19 on the BAME community. Are the NHS and Government making sure that BAME nurses are properly shielded with adequate PPE? Have they considered taking BAME nurses and staff off the front line, as they are overrepresented in the death toll of the virus?